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God of the Impossible

She had been barren for over seven years. Though she had cried out to God in desperation, her prayers remained unanswered. God assured her through many voices He had heard and He would answer, but her heartache led her to explore other alternatives. Fertility tests revealed only a 3% chance she and her husband would […]

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The Best of Me

“Jesus, please make me a superhero so I can be awesome.” I overheard this statement coming from the mouth of my 3-year old a few months ago. I smiled when he said it, thinking: My thoughts exactly. If we’re honest, we would all admit that though we may not have asked God to turn us […]

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Stay of Execution

For several days the term “stay of execution” flashed in my mind. Though somewhat familiar with the term, any time I have a strong impression in my spirit, whether it is a phrase or single word, I like to look up the definition to make sure I have a full understanding. According to Wikipedia: A stay […]

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Tweetables (#1)

A sentence sometimes says more than an essay. Words are powerful, and without a doubt the most influential words in history are recorded in the Holy Bible for it is the infallible, timeless Word of God. I cherish His Word and while no other words can compare with His, wisdom and understanding can be garnished […]

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Honor the Aging

You shall rise before the gray headed and honor the presence of an old man, and fear your God: I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:32 Some in the world still follow these first few words from Leviticus 19:32; every time an elderly person enters a room, the younger stand. As I imagine myself in a room […]

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7 Colors, 7 Prayers

I have seen the rainbow more frequently than usual in the last several days, and I love it because it is God’s sign, a reminder of His mercy and faithfulness. The rainbow consists of seven colors, and below I’ve listed seven prayers correlating with the significance of those colors. RED. It is the color of […]

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Let It Rain

In the last several years, the United States has suffered drought conditions, and Texas has been no exception.  Six months ago, the primary water source for much of North Texas, Lake Lavon, was a mere 47.2% full resulting in extremely tight watering restrictions, as well as dying crops, and brittle ground. The land was thirsty […]

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The Burden of Beauty

The human eye is innately attracted to objects of beauty. We are drawn in by picturesque mountains, a full moon reflecting on a glassy lake, fields of wildflowers, and crystal clear turquoise ocean waves. Our Creator loves color and paints us incredible sunrises and glorious sunsets that begin and end many of our days. The […]

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Mommy-God

When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, He gave them what is now known as The Lord’s Prayer, which begins, “Our Father, who art in Heaven.” God is our Heavenly Father and is referred to throughout Scripture using masculine pronouns. There is no debate among most Bible-believing Christ-followers that God desired […]

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Sitting Instead of Kneeling

There are so many headlines I could choose to discuss and so many of them spark controversy. It seems a great dividing line has appeared in our Nation and the line is becoming broader and darker by the day. Rather than tackle current headlines, I’ll reach back a few years ago; perhaps the emotion on […]